Dress Up for Spring by Kate Spade in Chicago Event!

March 12, 2010 • Events

We met Deborah Lloyd, (center) Kate Spade Creative Director! That's me (left) and Carol (right).

IMG_0734Deborah Lloyd (middle) styling a Kate Spade customer 


The Dress Up For Spring by Kate Spade event was held yesterday at the Chicago Nordstrom on Michigan Avenue. Many showed up to have their newest spring look styled for them from head to toe, along with makeup and accessories to complete the outfit.


Creative Director of Kate Spade Deborah Lloyd was on hand at the event to individually style customers into the spring ensembles of their dreams, while Nars makeup completed the look and Nordstrom snapped professional photos of the finished looks. Much of the collection does show the hope of an upcoming spring. "The nature of fashion is change," Lloyd said when talking about the brand. "It's never boring."

IMG_0747 Two customers having their Nars look completed 

Most of the collection is designed around bold colors. Bright yellows, pinks and corals seem to make the boldest statements when paired with a black canvas this upcoming season. Some of the items even had a bit of color thrown into their almost basic color background. Nude handbags had accents of tortoise shell clasps with pink trims and hounds-tooth pencil skirts were sewn with small sparkling thread that had a glint when the light hit just right. Also, be on the lookout to add some gold to your wardrobe if you haven't already. Deborah told us that Metallic gold is now the new neutral for adding accessories to your newest spring outfits.



One amazing staple that has always been true to the Kate Spade label is the ideal of the vintage, classic, all-American woman look. Though the look is not for the young, it's ideal client would be considered the young at heart. "There are parameters we stick to when designing a collection," Lloyd explained when designing for the ideal Kate Spade customer. "Not too saccharine, not too sweet… It's really a state of mind of how you feel."

When asked what is the best advice that you have ever been given, Lloyd laughed and said, "Do it because you love it and not because of the money.That's what I always say to young designers… Just make sure it's something that you'll love forever."


Two Dress Up For Spring models strike a pose in their finished looks! 

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-Taneisha Jordan

Photos: Second City Style

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